Deon Kenzie won Tasmania's first medal of the Paralympic Games, claiming a bronze in the T38 1500 metres in heavy rain at Tokyo's Olympic Stadium.
A powerful performance saw him attack with 600m to go and hang on to record a time of 4:03.76 and add to the silver medal he won in Rio de Janeiro five years ago.
Canada's reigning world champion and world record holder Nate Riech dominated the race, breaking away on the first lap to win in a Paralympic record of 3:58.92.
One of only three in the field of nine to have run under four minutes, Kenzie broke away from the chasing pack and established an advantage of nearly 10m before being caught in the final straight by Algerian Abdelkrim Krai who claimed the silver medal in 4:03.07.
"To come away with a bronze medal is absolutely surreal," Kenzie said.
"I've worked towards this race for 12 years now and it's just unbelievable to be here. Although there's hardly anyone here, the atmosphere of Tokyo and being around all the other athletes is so inspiring and I was absolutely pumped tonight.
"I think I got stuck behind a few of the boys early which obviously didn't help and the pace was a little bit slower than I would have liked but I made my move, nice and steady, towards the end of the first lap and I was able to work my way back on and to be able to come away with a bronze medal is unbelievable and just means so much. Thank you to everyone back home who has been a part of it.
"Back in 2016 I think this race was won in about 4:10 so it just shows the standard of the T38 category over the last five years and it's impressive to see. We are professional athletes who just so happen to have disabilities and it's wonderful to see so much ability at these Games."
Channel Seven commentator Dave Culbert said Kenzie could be proud of his performance.
"I thought Deon Kenzie did everything he could," he said.
"He decided he was not going to sit back and take his chances - he may have missed a medal completely. He ran for the silver, he got beaten by Krai in the finishing straight, that happens - he's on the podium."
Kenzie has been reaping the rewards of relocating from Forth to Canberra to train under experienced coach Philo Saunders, becoming the first Australian with cerebral palsy to shatter the four-minute barrier.
The 25-year-old, who is mentored by former Athletics Tasmania president Mike Gunson, has a full set of medals from IPC world championships including gold in 2017.
In other Tasmanian athletics news, Stewart McSweyn has claimed another major 1500 metres victory.
Less than a month after a seventh-placed finish in the Olympic final, the 26-year-old King Islander clocked 3:33.20 to win over the same distance in the Brussels Diamond League meet.
Compatriot Oliver Hoare (3:33.79) was second.